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For those of you who'd like to make my Goulash and Nokedli, this is the recipe I posted a few years back. x
Tuesday is fast approaching …and there will be one extra person by my side this week…he is small, funny, super fast and extremely cheeky. Last week my kids were lucky enough to have their super energetic great, great Aunty Marika and her other half Michael up in Sydney on Grandparent duty (they have way more energy than Max and I put together and way more patience). They were, and are, incredible and they will be missed this week.
Wilco spent last Monday and Tuesday with them (whilst I was busy at the school tuckshop). I didn’t have to worry about him for a second (which was so nice and a rare treat for us). He was in good hands and I’m not sure who had more fun, them or him? Aunty Marika is brilliant at looking after the small people in my family, I couldn’t have got through last week without you two. Hurry back we could get used to having you around!
It’s always eventful when they are in town, Michael is always calm and patient, Aunty Marika is another story….she is one of a kind in the nicest possible way and we have almost got her down to fine art, making sure everything runs smoothly….
|I don't remember allowing Mr wippy in my house?!|
These are the things we’ve learnt over the years about keeping the peace whilst Aunty Marika is in town - after all she is a critic (that’s putting mildly) and her comments need to be taken with a grain of salt, which trust me can be hard sometimes!
Don’t let her into the house unless it’s spotless or you’ll send her into a frenzy and if by some strange reason our house is spotless, don’t let her invite any of her friends over - think Seinfeld (only people with Jewish/Hungarian grandparents will understand what I’m talking about here). Never take her anywhere that plays anything but classical music and never believe her when she says she wants to eat something different, only feed her Hungarian food. All in all she is gold in every way, she just likes things a certain way – her way!
So this last visit, instead of following my instinct and making goulash, I made risotto…….doo!doo!…..big mistake!
Here is my Goulash, adapted from all the tips Aunty Marika and Michael gave me over their visit: (Really the way I’ve always made it)
1 ½ large onion
1kg grass fed and finished chuck steak cubed
1-2 cups of Love and Bones beef broth
3 tomatoes – skin and seeds removed and chopped
1 green capsicum sliced - seeds removed
Prep all your ingredients
Pre-heat your oven to 180c
Warm your pot on the stove, add a little butter and brown your onions
Aunty Marika and Micheal you both would have loved it! I’m pretty sure dad would have loved it too! (Yes, my dad also has his own version - equally as good)
Any leftovers could be frozen for future dinners or made into pies – which I did.
When my girls were little, at fox studio’s there was a Russian couple who made a mean goulash pie, mine were equally as delish, the only thing I would change is a dollop of sour cream just before I put the lid on – I forgot, so I added it later.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Jemima in year 6
It's been a long time since I did the last Tasty Tuesday's Tuckshop and even longer since the last O'Yum lunch (which was the very first Tuckshop experiment at Glenmore Rd Public School when Jemima was in year 2 or maybe 3?).
O'Yum Lunch where all kids ate the same and if they tried to eat/finish their salad and returned their bamboo plates for using the following week they got a homemade fruit icy pole.
it took a team of very organised mums all I did was cook!
My Goal then and now was to let these kids have one exceptional meal a day. Organic, pesticide free, high in good fats, nutritious and 100% homemade.
It was a major success and now I see there is a movement in overhauling school canteens around the country. Get onboard and help our kids have better food choices in their canteens.
Back in 2011...
The kids at our school have proven that they all have great taste in food!
Our Tuckshop's a huge success! Everything has run super smoothly for the last 2 weeks, thanks to some super organised mums.
Anyway as promised, photos...
Also it’s not like me to beat around the bush, so I’m going to lay it on the line… Our tuckshop needs a cooker! (stole that word from Kaye) the one we have at school sucks, big time! I’ve been doing all the cooking from home in my crappy oven – basically the one at school doesn’t work and if we want this tuckshop to continue, we are going to need a new (or pre loved) gas cooker. So if anyone has one hiding in their garage or better still they can get a deal somewhere (we have very limited funding at school for this kind of thing), can you contact me???
Smoothies made with whole yogurt, whole unhomoginised full fat milk and frozen organic berries, sweetened with a little honey